This blog provides an informal forum for terrestrial invertebrate watchers to post recent sightings of interesting observations in the southern Vancouver Island region. Please send your sightings by email to Jeremy Tatum (jtatum@uvic.ca). Be sure to include your name, phone number, the species name (common or scientific) of the invertebrate you saw, location, date, and number of individuals. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please send it along. Click on the title above for an index of past sightings.The index is updated most days.

2021 November 3 morning

2021 November 3 morning

    Jochen Möhr sends a photograph of a Juniper Carpet from Metchosin, November 1.   Comparison with the specimen shown on October 16 illustrates not only the variability of the species, but may let viewers know something of the problems that we who identify moths have to face!

Juniper Carpet Thera juniperata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr